It has always been my bedtime routine—reading a book before turning out the light to go to sleep. During my childhood, after settling in bed at night and doing some reading, my mother would come into my room about half an hour later, telling me that it’s time to turn out the light and kissing me goodnight.
Now, as an adult, I cannot rely on my mother to daily set boundaries for me, but there is One to Whom I can turn—the Lord. He provides guidance and direction through the whispering of His Spirit. He models my parameters for living through examples described in His Word. Through encounters with others, He establishes boundaries that I cannot always identify alone. Basically, walking with the Lord hand-in-hand is like that of a child with a parent
So, where do you observe boundaries in your life right now? Where are you struggling to set them? In those difficult moments, I encourage you to take the hand of Your Heavenly Parent, and seek discernment for personal protection physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Heavenly God, guide us in setting boundaries that not only enrich our lives but also the lives of those around us. In Your name I pray, Amen.